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2019-2020 Catalogue 
2019-2020 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 12005 - Modern Selves

Course Credit: 1
MODERN SELVES This course focuses on how the self has been represented over time in poetry, fiction, and drama. The course gives special attention to how literary expressions of selfhood and crises of the self have developed in relation to three contexts: first, to historical shifts in understanding and preoccupations, from the early modern to the postmodern world; second, to such cultural positions as are defined by gender, race, ethnicity, class, and national origin; and third, to the shaping influences of literary language and genres. Works studied may include texts by Shakespeare, Samuel Beckett, John Keats, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden, William Faulkner, Sherwood Anderson,Toni Morrison, David Malouf, Marilynne Robinson, and Tim O’Brien. NOTE: English 120xx can be taken only once for departmental credit; students may take a second English 120xx for College credit only. [AH]